Reimagined Components: An antique "1847 Rogers Bros" silver plated spoon was hand-cut and bent to give a self-serving bail, paired with a portion of a silver-tone orphan clip on flower earring and an aventurine stone. Often mistaken, this Rogers Bros spoon was not manufactured in the year 1847, yet the company was founded in 1847 which they chose to include as a part in their hallmark. The exact date in which this spoon was made is a mystery. The clip on earring in this design was carefully separated from its clip, and a beautiful milky green aventurine stone was fitted into the center bezel where we had removed the original plastic component. Thus, a more sophisticated and natural design is achieved. The pendant is strung on a 22.5'' 3mm gun metal box chain.
Components Found in: Phoenix AZ & Gardena CA
An undeniably interesting fact about spoons made from silver is their ability to detect the poison arsenic! If silver comes in contact with arsenic it tarnishes immediately, thus, warning the would-be victim of foul play!
This stone is known for its potent powers of manifestation, good luck and bringing about a sunny disposition. It is thought to help plant life grow and flourish, and has been traditionally thought of as the luckiest stone on the planet.
It's safe to say that for as long as humans have walked the earth flowers have been given as tokens of love, friendship, affection, intention, accomplishment & sympathy. The beauty of a flower evokes unexpressed thoughts & feelings that can be difficult to find words for. Delicate and often needing careful nurturing to bloom flowering plants can open our hearts to the vulnerable tenderness that so desires brightly colored expression.
~Clip On Earrings~
Though there are many different types of non-pierced earrings (such as magnetic, stick on, spring-hoop, ear screws and cuffs, etc.) the clip on earring is the oldest form of non-pierced earrings. Clip on's started to catch on during the nineteenth century as women's hair styles became higher, tighter, and pulled back. It was only human nature to want to adorn the newly-exposed skin, though the church disapproved of any body alterations, including piercings. Thus, an innovative solution was born.
An orphan earring is 1888's term for a single earring that has lost its other pair. Many might see these as now useless, which makes it one of our favorite items to rescue and repurpose!
After each artifact or specimen has been discovered it is sent through a careful restoration process before being used in a design. If a particularly unique patina is found to add design value to an artifact, it's preserved & sealed to ensure its longevity & protection.